Don’t know any better

 

This phrase means “someone does something bad or stupid because they have not been told or taught that it is wrong

http://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/know_1

 

 

Examples:

1.  You should use nonstandard English only when you intend to, rather than fall into it because you don’t know any better.

http://www.wsu.edu/~brians/errors/

 

2.  One person correctly thinks of a “vocal cord” as a part of the anatomy, and another “hears it” as “vocal chord” meaning a sound. So, they will add the second, incorrect spelling and interpretation as acceptable just because a lot of people don’t know any better.

http://www.nullsession.net/?p=921

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